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Current Lab Members

  • PhD student
  • Genetic assessment of eastern gorilla populations
  • PhD Student
  • Genetic inference of ape population dynamics at Loango
  • PhD student
  • MHC variation and individual fitness in mountain gorillas
  • PhD student
  • Linking ecological, cultural and genetic variation across ape populations
  • PhD student
  • MHC variation in chimpanzees and bonobos
Anette Nicklisch
  • Technician
  • Expert support for all genotyping projects
  • PhD student
  • genetic population structure of the hamadryas baboons at Filoha, Ethiopia
  • Principal investigator
  • Supervision and development of all lab projects
  • Post-doc
  • Resolving the genealogical structure of an entire chimpanzee population using exome-sequencing

Former Lab Members

Mimi Arandjelovic
Graham L Banes
  • Visiting Scientist
  • Molecular and ecological studies of wild and captive Bornean orang-utans
Richard Bergl
  • Visiting scientist
  • personal webpage
  • Cross River Gorilla population and habitat viability analysis
  • Now: Curator of Conservation and Research. North Carolina Zoological Park
Jyotsna Bhagavatula
  • Postdoc
  • Genetic analysis of macaques
Brenda Bradley
  • Ph.D. 2003, postdoc 2003-2004
  • Molecular ecology of wild gorillas
  • Now: Associate Professor George Washington University
  • personal webpage
Yi-Chiao Chan
  • PhD 2013
  • gibbon population histories
  • current position: Research assistant National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan
  • personal webpage
Nadin Eckhardt
  • Diplom (M.Sc) 2004
  • Microsatellite genotyping of mountain gorillas (Karisoke Research Center)
  • Freelance recruiter
  • personal webpage
Tillmann Fünfstück
  • PhD 2015
  • Genetic population structure of chimpanzees and gorillas
Linn Fenna Groeneveld
  • Postdoc 2010-2012
  • PRDM9 variation in chimpanzees and bonobos
  • Now: Senior scientist at Nordgen
  • personal webpage
Katerina Guschanski
  • PhD 2008
  • Population genetics of Bwindi mountain gorillas
  • Now: Postdoc in Animal Ecology, Uppsala University
  • personal webpage
Tara Harris
  • Humboldt Fellowship Postdoc 2006-2008
  • Male resource defense in primates
  • Now: Director of Conservation, Minnesota Zoo
  • personal webpage
Amy Heilmann
  • Research assistant 2013-2016
  • Genetic analysis of eastern chimpanzees
Franziska Kanter-Hermsdorf
  • Diplom (M.Sc) 2006
  • Nuclear sequence variation in chimpanzees
Kevin Langergraber
  • Genetic and behavioral analysis of wild chimpanzees
  • Now: Assistant professor, Arizona State University
  • personal webpage
Dieter Lukas
  • Ph.D. 2008
  • Comparative study of genetic variation in relation to social structures of animals
  • Now: Postdoctoral fellow, University of Cambridge
  • personal webpage
Laura Muniz
  • PhD 2008
    Genetic analyses of wild groups of white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus)
Anthony Mutebi Nsubuga
  • Ph.D. 2005
  • Genetic Analysis of the Social Structure in Wild Mountain Gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
Carolyn Rowney
  • Guest researcher
  • Genetic analysis of wild chimpanzees
Justin Roy
  • Guest researcher
  • Eastern gorilla population dynamics
Grit Schubert
  • PhD 2011
  • Population genetics of Taï chimpanzees and bonobos
  • Now: Postdoctoral researcher, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin
  • personal webpage
Heike Siedel
  • Technician
  • High-throughput sequencing in apes, methods development
Olaf Thalmann
  • PhD 2006, Postdoc 2006 - 2008
  • Temporal dynamics of gorilla population genetic variation
  • personal webpage